The Hindu god Vishnu is depicted as a great king with a tall crown and elaborate jewelry. He is identified by the conch shell and flaming discus that he holds in his two upper hands. His lower right hand faces, palm outwards, towards the devotee in a gesture known as abhaya mudra ('do not fear'). With Vishnu are his two consorts Bhu, the Earth goddess, and Shri, the goddess of prosperity. Bhu us remembered as the goddess who was saved by Vishnu in his incarnation as a boar, Varaha. She had been captured by a sea demon and her rescue is the main story told of Varaha today. Vishnu is often given two consorts in Tamil Nadu, while elsewhere in India he is usually shown with one, Lakshmi, another name for the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Garuda, Vishnu's vahana or vehicle is kneeling on the front of the base with his hands clasp together.
Their is a beautiful fiery arch behind the sculpture. At the top of the arch is a lion face. The entire statue has an incredible amount of detail for suck a small piece. The sculpture is cast from a mixture of 7 metals including small portions of silver and gold. The unique mixture of metal gave the statue a silver color.
Bangladeshi Bronze is an extremely durable metal made from a combination of 5 metals; copper, iron, tin, with minute additions of silver and gold. This combination is called Panchaloha bronze and is the basis for making the sacred Hindu temple statues around the world. Copper is the most prevalent metal in the alloy. Copper also gives the metal a softer composition that allows the bronze artisans to carve the details that are prevalent in each piece. All the Bangleshi bronze sculpture Lotus Sculpture carries are Panchaloham and thus suited for any home altar or community temple.
"If you would like the piece to shine use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or other natural oil to wipe down the bronze statue."
Because of the durability of the metal not much is needed to maintain a bronze sculpture. Many of our customers purchase a bronze statue and perform daily puja
consisting of bathing the Hindu deity in ghee, milk, coconut milk or other liquids. In this case nothing is needed to keep the statue clean as it will be bathed daily. If the sculpture is used for "darshan
" or simply viewing the sculpture it is best to dust the statue as needed so no dirt collects in the details of the sculpture. For Bangladeshi bronze statues if you would like the sculpture to shine, use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or other natural oil to wipe down the piece as needed.
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This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend. To obtain a shipping quote simply add the statue you are interested in to your shopping cart and then select click on the "Calculate Domestic Shipping" button. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. If you are an international customer please select "International Shipping" during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0. Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at email@example.com for a shipping quote. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.